#5 Anyone can fall victim to depression
“Listen folks, if you want your son to grow up to be a man, don’t have him run around on a field kicking a ball, get him wrestling.” –Ben Askren
I feel I speak on behalf of every single person that has dealt with these issues that it shouldn’t GET better, it should BE better from day one.
Kevin Keen’s friend has voluntarily committed herself to a mental institution for severe depression and self-harm and wonders what it means to be normal.
Dillan DiGiovanni reminds us that coming out is a lot more complicated than saying a few words about yourself.
Danny Baker knows recovering from a mental illness is hard work, but it is possible. He’s living proof that it can be done.
From the belief that mental illness doesn’t exist to being able to just “get over it,” Danny Baker lists 13 myths surrounding mental illness that can hinder recovery.
Danny Baker points out how the stigma surrounding those who suffer from mental illness can cause significant damage to the recovery process.
Nathan Daniels has a reason to avoid places where he might feel trapped. But he also has a reason to want to change.
“Concerns about institutionalized discrimination in the United States have repeatedly been raised…” — United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
There’s nothing quite like a good short poem to punch you in the gut. Joshua Wood’s piece does just that.
Chicago Bulls star, Derrick Rose, is back, but for how long? His comments and actions hint at bigger issues. – Chicago Bulls’ point guard Derrick Rose was on the court Monday night for the first time[Read More…]
Three social facts guarantee it won’t be long before the nation’s attention focuses on another divided community that yet again reveals the permanence of racism.
When we need a mindfulness bell to bring us back to the essentials, paring down is that bell for Leo Babauta. Here’s how.
Keith Yeung may be a relationship-virgin, but he’s had his fair share of experiences with love, and he’d like to share some of the observations he’s made and lessons he’s learned throughout the years.
Looking for something new? See what our readers are recommending on Twitter.
Jackie Summers looks at how we value money. And how we value life.
A brain hemorrhage led to a life-changing stroke for Ade Djajamahardja at age 42. First came the fear. And then came his new life.
Yeah, white people riot. Over pumpkins. And sports.
Hero Construction Company’s Adam Hartley investigates how we can all strive to be more heroic in our daily lives.
K.C. Procter knows how easy it is to get caught up in a self-centered lifestyle. But if we do that, as parents, how will we teach our kids to be grateful?
Kenneth Patricio sees #Ferguson as a microcosm of the struggles of a larger world.
Captain Chelsey Sullenberger is Breaking Barriers: From the United States Air Force to the Miracle on the Hudson to Making our Future Safer.
We lose a lot and we lose hard. And it hurts. But we still have the advantage.
There are some things worse than death and they can be overcome simply by thinking about… death.
Nick Pavlidis reflects on his marriage and calls out three crucial truths about being married that any newlywed should realize sooner than later.
Joanna Schroeder explains how the selfies parents take today can affect their child’s future (in a good way!).